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“Good food, great location”

Tony's Restaurant & Prohibition Lounge
Ranked #21 of 102 Restaurants in Alton
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Tony's Tuscany dining room offers a casual relaxed atmosphere with elegant tones. This dining room draws you in with it's deep colored walls, pressed tin ceiling, and the amber tiffany lamps adding the perfect glow over the cozy private booths. Please note there are no reservations accepted in this dining room. The casual Tuscany dining room is seated on a first come first serve basis. If reservations are essential, Tony's boasts four elegant dining rooms complete with pristine white table linens and service that is second to none. Of course great service and atmosphere aren't the only reasons people have been making the trip to Tony's for 55 years. Tony's is the home of the World Famous Pepperloin Steak. This beef tenderloin is marinated in Tony's secret marinade, rolled in half cracked black pepper, grilled to perfection, and drizzled with garlic butter. After one bite of this mouth watering steak, you will never want steak from another restaurant again. It is so tender it can be cut with a butter knife, and it practically melts on your palette. Tony's also sells these unbelievable steaks marinated, peppered, and ready for your grill at home. If steaks are not for you, Tony's offers 20 different home made specialty pastas, along with a delicious selection of seafood and chicken dishes. With a wine list of 60 wines by the bottle and 30 by the glass selections, even the most discriminating wine aficionado will be in heaven. For an after dinner drink one must try the Italian Delight, Tony's version of the ice cream drink the Brandy Alexander. After re-opening from the flood of '93, Tony's added The Third Street Cafe (is now the new prohibition lounge), a 75 seat bar with a charming sidewalk cafe. It is a favorite place in town for meeting friends for drinks, waiting for a table in the dining room, or bringing the family in for a casual dinner. Tony's bar and sidewalk cafe serves pizza, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and kabobs in a family atmosphere. Tony's is sure to have something to please everyone, and we do our best to accommodate any special requests you may have.
Reviewed June 4, 2013

My wife and I were here for a wedding rehearsal dinner. We had four options for dinner, and I chose the Steak Kebab, while my wife chose the chicken parmesan. The kebabs were cooked perfect, and very well seasoned. The chicken parmesan was also cooked very well. Each dish was served with a baked potato and side salad. I had the house salad, and the dressing was tasty, while my wife had the caesar, and she had no complaints.
Service was a bit slow, but they were also serving about 40 people that showed up all at once, so can't fault them too much. The bar was nice, and the location was even better. It seemed like business casual was the typical attire for the restaurant, while casual wear was typical in the bar area.
If we ever go back to the Alton are, we would definitely return. The prices we saw on the menu seemed very affordable, and we both liked the atmosphere of the place.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Everything at Tony's is wonderful, the food, the service, the location. Give Tony's a try, you'll be glad you did.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

"Fancy" restaurant so dress nice. It's in downtown Alton and is a nice dining experience for a special occasion.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Tony's has been in Alton for a long time. Toasted ravioli is one of my favorite items on the list. The atmosphere is excellent and all the pasta dishes are superb.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We loved this place. It was our first time at Tony's in downtown Alton, and we went through the wrong door,but finally found the dinning room. It is a very pretty room and what amazed us was how great the waitress all were. These gals really knew how to take care of their customers, there were NO slackers. We had the pizza that was wonderful, and next time we want to try that famous Pepperloin Steak. A lady across the room had ordered a fried chicken dinner, that looked delicious. We can't wait to go back and try more of that great Italliano cuisine.

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